Nilda I. Soto
Chicago, Illinois 60639-4540
Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, P. R. Major: Nursing, B.S.N. 10/97
Credits 86 semester hours
Cambridge College, Cambridge, MA. Major: Education, M.Ed. 1/94
Credits 20 semester hours
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fl. B.S. Major: Aeronautical Studies and Management 8/89 Credits 138 semester hours
Health Code Enforcement Inspector Analyst, 7/04-Present
Chicago Department of Public Health Environmental Health Division, 2133 West Lexington Street, Chicago, IL.
Supervisor: Claudia Blanco 312-***-****
I inspect the physical and sanitary conditions of establishments regulated by the public health code. Inspect establishments such as hotels, motels, and beauty shops, nail salons, tanning salons and child day care centers applying for new or renewed business licenses to ensure that health and sanitation standards are met prior to license approval. I survey establishments to ensure conformance with price posting and license display requirements; inspect the operation of plumbing fixtures for water pressure, leakage and contamination by wastes and fluids. Investigate complaints regarding establishments suspected of violations found. Interpret the health code to violators and explain compliance requirements; re-inspect establishments to ensure violations have been corrected prior to violation hearings and testify in court hearings regarding citations issued against establishments. Maintain records and prepare reports of inspection activities, investigations and findings. Develop new health code regulations for body piercing establishments and nail salons. Selected to work collaboratively with the Office of Emergency Management and Communication to assist with the Biowatch Air Quality Monitoring Project. This program monitors the air for biological agents by collecting dust in the air on filters. My major responsibility within this project was to retrieve, transport and deliver the filters to the Illinois Department of Public Health laboratory for high profile and special events. Responsible for accurate documentation and transferring the chain of custody for the collected samples. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency personnel provided training on the Biowatch project equipment. Worked collaboratively with ATF, FBI, and the Department of Homeland Security Staff as well as the Chicago Police and Fire Department. Collaborate with the Department of Environment to conduct dust control complaints, enforce City of Chicago ordinances relating to new construction and demolitions as well as permits. I am responsible for making necessary referrals to other city, municipal and government agencies.
ESL Adjunct Faculty, 1/07-Present
Triton College, 2000 First Avenue, River Grove, IL
Supervisor: Brigitte Oltmanns
Teach English as a second language to newly arrived immigrants. Plan, organize, and teach assigned courses using the assigned text. Maintain accurate attendance records for assigned courses. In a timely manner, complete enrollment verification and final grade forms issued by the college. Conduct state-mandated pre-and post-testing as coordinated by the Adult Education office. Collect and submit additional data required by the state and coordinated by the Adult Education office. Maintain and submit student portfolios as assigned by the program director/coordinator. Use Triton College developed competencies to evaluate students and determine ability to advance to the next level of instruction. Attend a minimum of 6 hours of professional development activities annually.
Field Research Interviewer/Data Collector, 1/05-5/06
The Chicago Youth Development Study (CDYS) University of Illinois at Chicago
Institute for Juvenile Research, 1747 West Roosevelt Road, Room 155 Chicago, IL.
Supervisor: Claudia Arroyo 312-***-****
I interviewed African-American and Latino males, females, and children utilizing a laptop computer in the field. I assessed three dimensions of father involvement: (accessibility, responsibility, and engagement) and related these to important aspects of parenting practices
(discipline methods, monitoring, and emotional support). Examined how involvement and parenting practices are predicted and then examined how dimensions of fathering predict children’s functioning and change in functioning over time (child’s cognitive functioning, social competence, and mental health problems). Examined predictors of timing of first paternity and its role in involvement and parenting practices.
Recruitment Specialist, 4/04-9/04
Robert Morris College 401 South State Street, Chicago, Il.
Supervisor: Annette Vazquez 312-***-****
I recruited prospective students by initiating telephone contacts and scheduling appointments for seven campuses in order for prospective students to get a complete college tour as well as meet with a college admissions counselor. I provided information about associate and bachelor degree program offerings, and student activities to prospective students and the public. I offered these services in Spanish as well.
Communicable Disease Control Investigator II, 6/99-7/04
Chicago Department of Public Health TB Control Program 10 S. Kedzie, Chicago, IL.
Supervisor: Ola Hamilton 312-***-****, 7334, 7335
I provided direct disease intervention to the Chicago Department of Public Health Tuberculosis Control Program. Interviewed a wide variety of TB patients including those who are at high-risk as the homeless, drug users, prisoners, foreign born & minorities to elicit contact information. Conducted on-site visits in a variety of communities including inner city and potentially high crime areas to locate and refer contacts for timely examinations and needed treatment who are associated with an infectious case of TB within established guidelines. I identified specific untested high-risk population groups in the assignment area where the incidence of infection has been detected. I performed and interpreted the tuberculin skin test. Provided patient and family education regarding the disease process. Screened all patients for HIV infection utilizing the Orasure testing kit. Provided directly observed therapy for TB and HIV infected TB patients. Assessed patients on daily basis for adverse side effects pertaining to tuberculosis medications.
Assessed children for immunization compliance.
Research Assistant-Proyecto SEPA (Sex Education and Prevention of AIDS) 1/99-6/99
University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing, 845 S. Damen, Chicago, IL.
Supervisor: Nilda Perragallo 312-***-****
I scheduled and coordinated appointments where project investigators interviewed participants. Provided investigators with equipment and educational materials to conduct participant teaching on HIV/AIDS and STDS. I recruited Hispanic women via telephone in Spanish. I interacted and collaborated with the project coordinator.
Clinic Health Nurse-Women's Health and Gynecology 11/98-4/99
Infant Welfare Society of Chicago, 1821 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL.
Supervisor: Susana Martinez 312-***-****
I conducted patient interviews and gross physical assessment. Documented assessment plan to patient's medical record. Administered immunizations, dispensed medications, provided prescription instructions and/or supplies per medical provider's orders. Provided medical and community referrals. Notified medical providers of pertinent patient's issues as indicated and documented. Screened clients using TRIAGE assessment protocol for walk-in and call-in patients. Established and maintained good relationships with medical providers, other clinic staff and patients.
Intensive Care Unit Nurse Intern 1/98-8/98
Louis Weiss Memorial Hospital University of Chicago Hospitals, 4646 N. Marine Dr. Chicago, IL.
Supervisor: Elizabeth Tungohon 773-***-****
I provided patient physical comfort measures to promote and maintain good hygiene and patient comfort. Communicated pertinent patient information. Participated in the admission, discharge and transfer process under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
Summer III Student Nurse 6/96-8/96
Mayo Medical Center, Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN
Supervisor: Jean Knoepke 507-***-****
I performed delegated tasks of direct and indirect patient care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Carried out tasks, which were taught in educational programs and orientation and had demonstrated competence to the designated RN. Assisted with patient care in the Pre-op waiting area and PACU with respect for patients' dignity, uniqueness and rights. Completed accurate documentation, maintained a safe and efficient environment and assisted in providing supplies and equipment.
Bilingual Second Grade Teacher 9/93-6/95
Brentano Elementary School Chicago Public Schools, 2723 N. Fairfield, Chicago, IL.
Supervisor: Rey Reyes 312-***-****
I taught twenty-nine children in all subject areas in English and Spanish. Made referrals for students requiring special needs. Managed, controlled, supervised and maintained a safe environment for the students in the classroom.
Bilingual Kindergarten Teacher 9/91-6/93
Nathanael Greene School Chicago Public Schools, 3537 S. Paulina, Chicago, IL.
Supervisor: Elizabeth Gearon 312-***-****
I taught thirty-five children (2 sessions) in all subject areas in Spanish and English. Made referrals for students requiring special needs. Supervised, managed, controlled, and provided a safe environment for two groups of thirty-five children in the classroom.
Certificate of Completion for Principles of Good Documentation, Public Health Principles, Special Investigations, Field Examinations and Heat Stress 2005.
Proficient in Windows 95/98 and 2000, Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet Explorer
Fully Bilingual (Spanish and English), Bilingual (Portuguese and English)
Certificate of Appreciation on World TB Day March 23, 2001
Magna Cum Laude Honors Inter-American University in Nursing School 1997
University of Chicago Hospital Extern Recipient, Summer 1997
Summer III Nurse Intern Mayo Clinic Recipient, Summer 1996